GetDirectory - Amazon Cloud Directory


Retrieves metadata about a directory.

Request Syntax

POST /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/directory/get HTTP/1.1 x-amz-data-partition: DirectoryArn

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The ARN of the directory.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Directory": { "CreationDateTime": number, "DirectoryArn": "string", "Name": "string", "State": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Metadata about the directory.

Type: Directory object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Access denied or directory not found. Either you don't have permissions for this directory or the directory does not exist. Try calling ListDirectories and check your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


Indicates a problem that must be resolved by Amazon Web Services. This might be a transient error in which case you can retry your request until it succeeds. Otherwise, go to the AWS Service Health Dashboard site to see if there are any operational issues with the service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Indicates that the provided ARN value is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that limits are exceeded. See Limits for more information.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Occurs when a conflict with a previous successful write is detected. For example, if a write operation occurs on an object and then an attempt is made to read the object using “SERIALIZABLE” consistency, this exception may result. This generally occurs when the previous write did not have time to propagate to the host serving the current request. A retry (with appropriate backoff logic) is the recommended response to this exception.

HTTP Status Code: 409


Indicates that your request is malformed in some manner. See the exception message.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The following examples are formatted for legibility.

Example Request

This example illustrates one usage of GetDirectory.

POST /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/directory/get HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 0 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI7E3BYXS3example/20171005/us-west-2/clouddirectory/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-data-partition;x-amz-date, Signature=255eceb681267d8e41de7eb8983269fb61aa76fe56e2b36a4d0c4f855d9ae237 x-amz-data-partition: arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AYb8AOV81kHNgdj8mAO3dNY X-Amz-Date: 20171005T202329Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.150 Python/2.7.9 Windows/8 botocore/1.7.8

Example Response

This example illustrates one usage of GetDirectory.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 0d9489ee-aa0b-11e7-a169-c5bf0acd39f4 Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:23:30 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: 0d9489ee-aa0b-11e7-a169-c5bf0acd39f4 Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 185 { "Directory": { "CreationDateTime": 1.506115781186E9, "DirectoryArn": "arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AYb8AOV81kHNgdj8mAO3dNY", "Name": "ExampleCD", "State": "ENABLED" } }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: